I used the Nipple Therapy on a Suzuki GT750 calliper set. Thought I was lost with the restoration, with stripped and sheared nipples. You've rescued what I was starting to think were scrap brakes as replacements are just as badly damaged or made of 'unobtainium'. They look quite good too. Thank you!
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AL-KO Axle Repair

We also remanufacture these axles

Full details here...


AL-KO Axle Parts

The most common cause of failure in these axles would seem to be broken torsion bars. There is a sequence of events.

  1. The manufacturer fits a grease nipple the sole function of which is to give the owner a warm feeling while doing very little good.
  2. Due to the lack of grease in the right place, The trailing arm bushes wear away and, in turn, wear the trailing arm.
  3. The resulting shoogle (old Scots word) snaps the torsion bar.

This is pre-ordained by the designer.

We offer brand new torsion bars with four bearings and two new seals.

The bars are cut to length and machined to take the 20mm. grub screw at each end. This is because of variations in length. We need the distance between the centres of the grub screws. Having received this measurement we dispatch the following day by TNT 24 hr.

Changing the torsion bar alone is a get you home solution. A proper job means fitting new bearings and seals to stop the shoogle.

The manufacturer's grease nipple does little good so our bushes are manufactured with an internal 360 degree grease track to ensure the grease gets exactly to the places it needs to be and not 4 inches away.

(40mm x 40mm cross section)

(+ VAT)

Maltese Cross
(50mm x 50mm cross section)

(+ VAT)

Axle parts kit variations

There are two major variations in these axles in regard to the type of torsion bar employed - see photos right. When ordering a PARTS KIT you need to be sure which type you require before placing an order.

Kit includes Bushes, Seals and Torsion Bar.

Kit includes torsion bar with four bearings and two seals. A VAT invoice will be issued. Carriage is included.

We also offer a full rebuild service with grease nipple modification and more - Full details here...

Fraser Brown Engineering Ltd.
Chapelhill Church, Nigg, Ross-shire, UK IV20 1XJ
TEL:01862 851600 | MOB:07740 511615